Jeb Boyd
Head Coach

Where is your home mountain?
Cannon Mountain, NH

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Dynastar, Lange, Look, LEKI, Scott, Patagonia

What other occupations are you involved in? 
CEO NLI Entertainment – parent company of Alpine Adventures, Candia Springs Adventure Park & Whale’s Tale Waterpark

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
The technical side of skiing and understanding the details of the sport can be daunting at times. This is cool on one end as it always proves there is more to learn about our sport for all of us. However, doing my best to simplify these concepts to help everyday skiers improve brings great joy to me.

Specialties
Coach education, Examiner training and coordination, technical and general skier improvement and organizational management

Certifications
PSIA-AASI: Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist 2

Matt Boyd
Alpine Assistant and Development Coach

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Where is your home mountain?
Cannon Mountain, NH

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Marker, Dalbello, Volkl, Swany, Patagonia, Leki

What other occupations are you involved in? 
Waterparks and ziplines

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
While working at National Academy in Snowbird, UT, we came upon a little girl crying on an icy trail. My group full of PSIA-AASI members worked with me to help this girl to the bottom of the steep pitch. The best part was that by the time we got her down, she was not only skiing, but laughing and smiling while doing it.

Certifications
PSIA-AASI: Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist 2

Gregory Dixon
Telemark Team Coach

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Where is your home mountain?
Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Blizzard, Hestra, 22 Designs, Scott, Leki, Scarpa, Patagonia

What other occupations are you involved in?
Professional Mt Bike Guide and Instructor. SUP Instructor.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
One of my most memorable teaching experiences was from the year I taught at Jackson Hole. I was new to the staff, yet somehow was able to secure a spot teaching for the coveted Steep and Deep Camps. On the first day of my first camp we had a great powder day and I was very anxious to hit the good steep terrain while it was conditions were still fresh. Without spending the proper time to move my group through the appropriate steep progressions, we worked our way to the double diamond Alta Chutes under the Sublet Chair. Alta 3 no problem. Alta 2, we got through it. Alta 0 not so lucky. With a narrow goat trail to get in, my last guest hit a rock and tumbled the entire length of the chute and over the smaller 12 foot cliff, and luckily into a pile of soft snow. We were lucky with the outcome, but had actually put ourselves in some dangerous situations. This was a great lesson to me to make sure that the proper time is spent working on the entire skill set that is needed for more extreme skiing. Picking lines, self arrests, airing out. The lure of fresh powder got the better of me and my group. Lessons were learned by all of us that day.

Certifications
Telemark Level III, Alpine Level III, Snowboard Level I, Cross Country Level I, Children’s Specialist 2, Freestyle Specialist 1

Geoff Krill
Adaptive Team Coach

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Where is your home mountain?
Loon Mountain, NH

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Nordica, Hestra, POC

What other occupations are you involved in? 
Executive director of Eastern Adaptive Sports, water skiing and cycling instructor, training director for Loon Mountain’s Ski and Snowboard School.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
After my injury, I had to learn to ski again, only this time sitting down. I thought I would be able to pick up and ski right where I left off. Needless to say, my first lesson in my mind was an epic failure. From that moment on, I realized the importance of instruction and learning the basics from the ground up. I take those lessons and frustrations that I experienced into every lesson that I teach and it grounds me.

Certifications
PSIA-AASI: Adaptive Level III, Adaptive Snowboard Level I, Children’s Specialist 1

Emily Lovett
Cross Country Team Coach

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Where is your home mountain?
Lake Catamount Touring Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Rossignol Cross Country, Hestra Gloves

What other occupations are you involved in?
Active Travel Guide and Trip Designer;  West Yellowstone Ski Camp and Steamboat Nordic Camp

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
Having fun, connecting with people, and making skiing progress always leads to memorable experiences. Once in Juneau, Alaska, I was facilitating a clinic on skate skiing uphill efficiently with a group of skiers with different ability levels. Just as we were getting started, it started dumping snow. As we explored drills and exercises for skiing uphill the group was very interactive, started learning from each other and having breakthroughs. The skiing was challenging because of all the new snow and the powder runs downhill were super fun. The group just kept doing laps, learning, exploring, and having fun with each other. As the sun started getting lower, we skied in all together, exhausted but so fulfilled from this fun learning afternoon.

Specialties

  • Instructor training
  • Instruction – all ability levels
  • Coaching athletes (high school, middle school, club teams, masters groups)
  • Coaching coaches – specifically on technique development

Certifications

  • PSIA-AASI: Cross Country Level III; PSIA-RM Division Education Staff and Trainer
  • U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Level 200 Coach

Tony Macri
Snowboard Assistant and Development Team Coach

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Where is your home mountain?
Copper Mountain, CO

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Burton, Anon, Swany/Hudsen gloves, Phunkshunwear

What other occupations are you involved in? 
Owner and Director of Snow Trainers Inc.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
My top teaching experience is the simple experience that we have everyday with our guests when we show them opportunities to challenge and evolve ones personal skills allowing them to achieve their goals. One of the best learning experiences would have to be the times I have went to Interski and were able to learn from associates from all over the world.

Specialties
Trainer, coach, and Examiner. I helped to create and now run the Rocky Mountain Trainer Certification for the Rocky Mountain division. I also do the same for SBINZ (Snowboard Instruction New Zealand) during the summers in New Zealand. I am also involved in the Freestyle certification process both in the Rocky Mountain division and in New Zealand. Co-author of the Freestyle Technical Manual.

Certifications

  • PSIA-AASI: Snowboard Level III, Children’s Specialist 2, Freestyle Specialist 1, AASI-RM Certification/Freestyle Examiner, Committee Member/Freestyle Committee Chair
  • NZSIA/SBINZ National Team member and Freestyle/Certification Examiner

Michael Rogan
Alpine Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?
Portillo, Chile

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Nordica, Bolle, Leki

Certifications
PSIA-AASI: Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist 2

Eric Rolls
Snowboard Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?
Park City Mountain, UT

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Never Summer Snowboards, Burton boots and bindings, Anon goggles and helmets, Hestra gloves, Patagonia outerwear, Point Zero Compression, DPS Skis

What other occupations are you involved in? 
Training Manager at Park City Mountain.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
I learned early in my teaching career that no two lessons will ever be the same. When I learned how to present information to the individual learner in a group lesson setting it improved my teaching success. The connections I made with students created more satisfaction for them and myself.

Specialties
Multi-discipline train the trainer, new trainer development, freestyle coaching, team building facilitation, leadership training, multi-discipline indoor presentations, national certification standards, training program development and consulting, improvisation clinics.

Certifications

  • PSIA-AASI: Snowboard Level III, Alpine Level I, Children’s Specialist 2, Freestyle Specialist 2, Rocky Mountain Trainer
  • USSA Level 300 Coach